Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Birthdays: Easy Gift idea

Lately we've been hittin' up plenty of birthday parties.

Tis' the season. 

While at Target a few weeks ago I saw cute sand pails.  For $2.00. 

Surrounding the sand pails were sand toys, bubbles, water guns, super bouncy balls, frisbees and every other cheap piece of junk munchkins fancy.

These were all $1.00-$2.00 as well.

It was an aisle full of "stuff" that piles up on our decks and peppers the backyard.  An aisle that appears every spring that makes munchkins go wild. 

With munchkin excitement in mind I grabbed two sand pails.  I then loaded my cart with bubbles and bouncy balls.  I threw in disk shooters, bug collecting kits and silly string. 

And for $10-$12, I had impressive birthday gifts. 
To jazz them up I personalized each sand pail with paint markers.  If you don't have paint markers, I highly suggest investing in some soon.  They are excellent for personalizing homemade gifts and crafts.  They are worth every penny.

Once dry, I secured the gifts with cello.  Another Mommyhood favorite.  Cello could make a pail of paper shreddings classy.

Lastly, I went the extra mile and added sugar. 
It's all in the presentation. 

Gifts don't have to be expensive.  They have to be fun. 

For me these sand pails are lifesavers.  They are easy and versatile. 

For munchkins who are classmates, I don't have to break the bank. 

And for munchkins such as my nephew, a gift card or savings bond is easily attached or added. 

A bucket full of fun that will run its course and won't create any long term toy clutter. 

A Mommyhood win-win. 

2 comments:

  1. Cute idea....will have to remember this. Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. What an excellent idea Jodie!! I just made a (long) list of all the birthday parties we've been invited to recently and was trying to figure out what to get these kids. There's even a place in Hoboken that will do the personalization for me. Yay! Thank you, thank you!

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